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Author:  Jonmark
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Date:  4/24/2007 10:11:59 AM
Subject:  Re: What PERCENTAGE each holds?
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When I first moved to Gnashville, a writer being able to maintain ANY of the publishing share was very rare. When a publisher has clout and is doing it's job, ie. actively pitching and achieving substantial cuts, giving up the publishing share is a fair deal in my opinion. Especially if you are unknown and trying to get a foot in the door. As Douglas accurately points out, 25% of something is better than 100% of nothing.

The advent of writers maintaining all or portions of their publishing is really a by product of the prevalence of singer/songwriter's. If you are profitably recording and marketing your own material, the need for a "publisher" diminishes.

All in all, I think your writer friend should seriously rethink his stance, Dorothy. Getting someone to work his songs without gaining a piece of the "pie" is pretty unrealistic. Especially if he has no connections of his own.



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 Re: What PERCENTAGE each holds? by Jonmark at 4/23/2007 11:35:12 AM
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 Re: There goes my career in songwriting... by Karen R  at 4/23/2007 4:25:20 PM
 Re: What PERCENTAGE each holds? by Craig at 4/23/2007 3:35:22 PM
 Re: What PERCENTAGE each holds? by Texas Granny at 4/24/2007 9:52:06 AM
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